Thomas Little Heath Quote

The efforts of a multitude of writers have rather been directed towards producing alternatives for Euclid which shall be more suitable, that is to say, easier, for schoolboys. It is of course not surprising that, in these days of short cuts, there should have arisen a movement to get rid of Euclid and to substitute "a royal road to geometry"; the marvel is that a book which was not written for schoolboys but for grown men (as all internal evidence shows, and in particular the essentially theoretical character of the work and its aloofness from anything of the nature of "practical" geometry) should have held its own as a schoolbook for so long.


The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements (1908)

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The efforts of a multitude of writers have rather been directed towards producing alternatives for Euclid which shall be more suitable, that is to...

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The efforts of a multitude of writers have rather been directed towards producing alternatives for Euclid which shall be more suitable, that is to...

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The efforts of a multitude of writers have rather been directed towards producing alternatives for Euclid which shall be more suitable, that is to...

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The efforts of a multitude of writers have rather been directed towards producing alternatives for Euclid which shall be more suitable, that is to...